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February 20, 2018 Surf Forecast

February 20, 2018, 2:00 AM HST
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HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Monday February 26: A long period northwest swell arriving Tuesday night and peaking Wednesday may produce surf approaching the advisory level on north and west facing shores. This swell will gradually subside Thursday, but another reinforcing northwest swell will move through Thursday night and Friday before fading on Saturday. Short-period east swell will continue to produce surf near advisory levels on east facing shores Wednesday and Thursday, with the swell and surf building further on those shores Friday into the weekend.
Surf heights are forecast heights of the face, or front, of waves. The surf forecast is based on the significant wave height, the average height of the one third largest waves, at the locations of the largest breakers. Some waves may be more than twice as high as the significant wave height. Expect to encounter rip currents in or near any surf zone.

North East

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Surf: Head high ENE medium period swell.

Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with SSE winds less than 5mph. Choppy/disorganized conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting ESE 10-15mph.

North West

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Surf: Knee high WNW ground swell with occasional thigh high sets.

Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with ENE winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WNW 5-10mph.

West

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Surf: Waist high WNW ground swell with occasional stomach high sets.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with E winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the SW.

South East

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Surf: Chest to shoulder high E medium period swell in the morning builds for the afternoon with occasional sets up to head high.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with WSW winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting E 5-10mph.

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Hawaii County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**

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Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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